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Jason Lindquist
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Restore or Replace?

#1 Post by Jason Lindquist » Thu Jul 12, 2018 11:31 pm

Going to be asking this question about a lot of items. Just got the car back from paint and beginning to line up the parts to reassemble. Not trying to make a concours winner, just want to drive it. Can these be repaired or should I replace? Thanks in advance for your input!
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Re: Restore or Replace?

#2 Post by Mark Pribanic » Fri Jul 13, 2018 8:11 am

IMHO, I would re-use the originals
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Re: Restore or Replace?

#3 Post by Norm Miller » Fri Jul 13, 2018 12:27 pm

Looks like coastal corrosion.
I would use simichrome polish, they will look fine even if you polish through the clear coating.
Don't polish the Reutter badge, just wash it.

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Re: Restore or Replace?

#4 Post by Jason Lindquist » Sun Jul 15, 2018 11:58 am

Thanks for the advice! More question for you guys. Are the "Porsche" and "S" emblems supposed to be gold with a clear coat? Would bead blasting take the green oxidation off the hood badge and not ruin the enamel? Lastly, should I install the headliner before the carpet of carpet then the headliner? Thanks again for the info!

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Re: Restore or Replace?

#5 Post by Doug McDonnell » Sun Jul 15, 2018 6:32 pm

I did headliner first. Carpet I left util just ready for carpet then seats. I felt no use getting in and out repeatedly with fresh carpeting to install rear window and quarter windows, clothes hooks etc.
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Re: Restore or Replace?

#6 Post by Jason Lindquist » Tue Aug 14, 2018 7:06 pm

Same question, different parts. Should bead blast or replace? Are these anodized? Thanks for looking!
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Re: Restore or Replace?

#7 Post by Dan Epperly » Wed Aug 15, 2018 10:37 am

Jason Lindquist wrote:Thanks for the advice! More question for you guys. Are the "Porsche" and "S" emblems supposed to be gold with a clear coat? Would bead blasting take the green oxidation off the hood badge and not ruin the enamel? Lastly, should I install the headliner before the carpet of carpet then the headliner? Thanks again for the info!

Jason
The green is just oxidation, try a drop of Ospho on it and see what happens.
As for the aluminum bits they were anodized. I polished the hell out of mine by hand and reused them because I hate aftermarket stuff.

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